Public Safety Officer (2 Vacancies)

East Carolina University Police Department

The East Carolina University Police Department seeks officer candidates to prevent and suppress crime; protect life and property by effecting arrest, forcible if necessary; conduct safety and crime prevention programs; recognize, identify, and mitigate safety concerns and issues; pursue fleeing suspects; perform rescue operations; prepare reports; determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain; and operate law enforcement vehicle, day and night. The selected candidate will be expected to communicate effectively – both orally and in writing; perform duties with a strong emphasis on community policing and customer service; and maintain all certifications and requirements established by the Department. Applicants must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment, Class I respirator, riot control gear.

Work schedule will include rotating shifts: 48 hours one week, 36 hours second week. All new hires and transfers from other agencies must serve a 12-month probationary period.

Candidates should be physically and psychologically able to perform duties of a sworn law enforcement officer.

Candidates should also:

*Be a United States citizen
*Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) test
8Have a valid North Carolina driver’s license and acceptable driving record
8Be at least 20 years of age at the time of testing
*Be of good moral character with no disqualifying criminal conviction(s)
*Be currently enrolled or have successfully completed North Carolina’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program
*Undergo an extensive background investigation including, but not limited to, psychological evaluation, medical exam, and drug screen
*Successfully pass the North Carolina Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT) prior to the final offer of employment
*Successfully score a minimum of 75% on firearms qualification course prior to final offer of employment
*Be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating schedule
*Be available to work special events when necessary*
Meet any other minimum employment requirements established by East Carolina University.

Minimum Education/Experience – High school diploma or equivalency. Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Office of Human Resources Contact Information – If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to

License or Certification required by the Department –            NC Basic Law Enforcement Training

Job Closing Date – 03/30/2020

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